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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is 03h 50m 05s and the Declination is +14° 48’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is 20.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

03h 50m 05s
+14° 48’ 47”
Taurus
20.00
  • 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 39° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise and set times.
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in Taurus on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in Taurus on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
RA: 03h 50m 05s
Dec: +14° 48’ 47”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is currently 105,550,303 kilometers, equivalent to 0.705560 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 52.0779 seconds to travel from Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and arrive to us.

105,550,303
0.705560
5 minutes and 52.0779 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth happens on Fri Oct 20 2062 at a distance of 0.04964871 Astronomical Units, or 7,427,341 kilometers:

Fri Oct 20 2062
7,427,341
0.049649

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is 20.00.

20.00

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.0°
Max altitude: 53.3°
Azimuth: 284.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38363834
Orbit inclination i 3.40781906°
Perihelion distance q 1.01365404 AU
151,640,486 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.27549938 AU
340,409,862 km
Semi-major axis a 1.64457671 AU
246,025,174 km
Orbital period period 2.1100 years
770.3350 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-11 14:45:10
2,459,104.1147 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 319.30186823445°
Longitude of the ascending node node 73.206961042037°
Mean anomaly M 311.57782794244°
Mean motion n 0.46732915°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jul 30 03h 13m 50s +12° 30’ 01” 20.00 Aries
2020 Jul 31 03h 18m 41s +12° 49’ 53” 20.00 Aries
2020 Aug 01 03h 23m 33s +13° 09’ 25” 20.00 Aries
2020 Aug 02 03h 28m 26s +13° 28’ 38” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 03 03h 33m 20s +13° 47’ 30” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 04 03h 38m 13s +14° 06’ 01” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 05 03h 43m 09s +14° 24’ 07” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 06 03h 48m 06s +14° 41’ 52” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 07 03h 53m 02s +14° 59’ 12” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 08 03h 57m 59s +15° 16’ 06” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 09 04h 02m 57s +15° 32’ 35” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 10 04h 07m 54s +15° 48’ 38” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 11 04h 12m 51s +16° 04’ 14” 20.00 Taurus
2020 Aug 12 04h 17m 51s +16° 19’ 23” 20.00 Taurus